Lawsuit Filed over Conditions at Canyon County Jail


Recent reports have shown that a lawsuit has been filed in connection with alleged poor conditions at the Canyon County jail. According to reports the lawsuit was filed by the ACLU of Idaho, which claims that conditions at the Caldwell jail are inhumane.
The lawsuit goes on to state that conditions at the jail as extremely overcrowded, which means that often prisoners are forced to sleep on the floors. The lawsuit further claims that inmates are often forced to shower with toxic mold and rust due to problems with ventilation and plumbing amongst other things.

Lea C. Cooper, staff attorney with the ACLU of Idaho, said: “No one should be forced to live in the kind of overcrowded conditions that exist in some of our jails and prisons across the state.”

Copper added: “It is imperative that our state and local leaders commit themselves to addressing this problem and ensuring that the state’s prisoners are provided living conditions that meet constitutional minimums.”


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